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The New Guys: Drawing the Line

The New Guys: Drawing the Line

In the first of a three-part series, new California offensive coordinator Tony Franklin builds his offense around the offensive line, in particular, his center. For Franklin, it's all about speed, toughness and smarts.

Normally, you start building a puzzle from the outside in. You start with the corner pieces, work along the edges and then fill in the center. New California offensive coordinator Tony Franklin's methodology is more inside out. Franklin's offense starts in the middle. Literally. While it's a bit of a misnomer that the center calls the plays, as it were, in the Franklin System, he does make calls...

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